Annual General Meeting Oct 6th 2017

. . . and celebrating 50 years of The Sorrento Museum

8:00 pm at The Sorrento Museum

The Museum

. . . . come and celebrate with cake and champagne . . . 50 years since the opening of the Museum in 1967 and the contributions made by Don Ewart.

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Joy & Clive cut a cake to celebrate 50 years of ‘The Sorrento Museum’

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Suzanne and Mark Ewart join the 50th celebration after Joy’s tribute to Don

Monthly Meeting Sept 1st 2017

8:00 pm at The Museum

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Topic: “Unearthed – a Treasure Trove of History in a Suitcase.”
The generous donation to NHS by June Robertson (nee Croad) of a suitcase packed with carefully labeled photos and documents has led to the revelation of an intriguing Sorrento story. Long time volunteers in the Archives at NHS, Bergliot Dallas and Maggie Broadhead, put this story together. On Friday 1st September they recounted it to over 40 most appreciative people at the museum.

Sandarne, his house in Ocean Beach Road, was built to the design of Albert Backius in around 1915 and was named after his home town in Sweden. Albert built boats in the shed behind this house. How he came to live in Sorrento after many adventures around the world was fascinating. And his connection to the Croad family added to the local flavour.

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Albert Backius from ‘The Suitcase’

This excellent presentation showcased one example of the invaluable work conducted at NHS.  Many more stories to be revealed ….

Note: There is more on this story coming in the September edition of ‘The Nepean’

Monthly Meeting July 7th 2017

NOTE SPECIAL TIME: 2:00 pm at The Museum

Sunday morning at portsea

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Speaker: Murray Adams, Mornington Peninsula Shire’s Digitisation Officer,

Topic: “The fascinating story of Mr. ROSE” the man behind the Rose Postcards. These thousands of images provide us with valuable records of times and places past. Hear about how Mr. Rose lived for his work and travelled widely to obtain these wonderful views.

Monthly Meeting May 5th 2017

8:00 pm at The Museum

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Speaker: Mandy Bede, President of the Ephemera Society of Australia

Topic: Mandy will speak about and show items of ephemera – things of every day life that are not meant to be retained or preserved.

Items of ephemera include such things as tickets, programmes, printed tins and packaging, posters, newspapers and much more.

Monthly Meeting November 4th 2016

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The Nepean Conservation Group
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Speaker: Alexandra Hill – Projects Manager at the National Trustnational trust logo

Alex gave us a terrific overview of the Trust’s work managing 300 heritage places including a volcano and Fern Gully in Red Hill. Advocacy work is a vital aspect of Trust efforts.

Alex’s special interest is Indigenous Heritage and she described the important research of the Boon wurrung currently being conducted on the Peninsula through McCrae family archives and Endeavour Fern Gully.